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On The Orlando Shooting

On The Orlando Shooting

  By Lady Vanessa Cardona & Sara Al Souqi It was an hour when I was alone. I pumped up la musica en mi casa and allowed Colombia to rise from the floors of my home. It was an hour where the call to prayer […]

Can Anything be Done about the Inequality in the World?

Can Anything be Done about the Inequality in the World?

Can anything be done about the inequality in the world or are we doomed as a species to continue to oppress the weak, the poor, the less fortunate? If you look at the general development of the last couple centuries, you might become really frightened. […]

Superman and I Have Too Much in Common

Superman and I Have Too Much in Common

As a young boy I wanted to be superman….until I realized what it means to fly. Chukky Gerald Ibe https://www.facebook.com/chukkyibe Hamilton, CANADA

Is Our Constant Need for Progress Enslaving Us?

Is Our Constant Need for Progress Enslaving Us?

Is our constant need for progress enslaving us? -> The issue here is an issue of self-knowledge. How can you live well if you don’t know yourself? The comprehension of a successful life in our modern western societies is mostly driven by external factors that […]

“Keep Religion & Politics to Yourself”

“Keep Religion & Politics to Yourself”

Have you ever heard someone say, don’t talk about religion or politics if you want to get along with people? This appears to be the dominant sentiment in the West. We shy away from upsetting or inconveniencing people, so we rarely engage in conversations that […]

How to Look Inwardly at Outside Problems

How to Look Inwardly at Outside Problems

What is at the heart of selfishness? Can we locate the source of hate? Is there something intrinsically evil about us? My mind is perturbed and saddened by what I see and read. Another mass shooting. Another bomb explodes. Another bigoted call to close borders […]

A Colorless World of Intrigue

A Colorless World of Intrigue

What would the world look like in black & white? What would humans be like if we could no longer see colors? It is interesting to notice how much an image changes when you take away color. I would like to think that it adds […]

When I Close My Eyes I End up Here

When I Close My Eyes I End up Here

Balance is necessary in order to live a healthy life. Balance in work, social life, family life, leisure time, etc. The problem is that too often we find ourselves on the extremes. Either working too much or with no motivation for anything. Perhaps we need […]

To the Woods and Wherever by Roderick Stickle

To the Woods and Wherever by Roderick Stickle

What is life really about? Is it about how much money we make and how many material things we accumulate? Perhaps the answer is outside in the woods. Roderick Stickle https://www.facebook.com/roderick.stickle Lacombe, Alberta, CANADA

I Give You Life Because Death Sucks

I Give You Life Because Death Sucks

I work with young kids on the weekends and have observed that some things never change. Regardless of culture, language and time period, kids everywhere use insults to put other people down. You’re fat! You’re ugly! You’re stupid! You’re useless! I have heard these words […]

I am Woman by Zohreh Valiary

I am Woman by Zohreh Valiary

What role do women play in societies around the world? We talk about repressive cultures while considering the West, a safe haven for women. Is that an accurate depiction of the situation? Are women in the West truly more free from the influence of male […]

I Contemplate the Beauty in Front of me and Say, IT IS GOOD

I Contemplate the Beauty in Front of me and Say, IT IS GOOD

Every morning I get up and read the news. It’s a habit I’ve had for many years now. Log on to yahoo.com or cnn.com and you will see that most news stories do not present the world in a positive light. Whether it is racist […]



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